It is perhaps the worst kept secret in the January window. Juventus are making a big play for Lyon’s French central midfielder Corentin Tolisso.
Several weeks ago, Juventus representatives met with the player’s agents. And, according to L’Équipe, the Serie A champions have taken talks one step further by initiating formal transfer negotiations with Lyon for the player’s services.
Although the player is said to be flattered by Juventus’ interest, he has no intention of quitting OL this month and Lyon do not want to allow the departure of one of their key elements halfway through the season.
These talks are therefore with the summer window in mind. Lyon rejected €37.5m from Napoli last summer, but for how much longer will they be able to hold on to “Coco”?